Jobs and Economic Growth
With thirty-five years of business experience, creating hundreds of jobs and growing the economy, Congressman Poliquin understands what it takes to build and operate a business and help create jobs.
Congressman Poliquin is leading efforts in Congress in to grow and protect jobs in Maine's 2nd District. He supports fiscally responsible pieces of legislation that will stop wasteful government spending and help local job creators grow and hire more workers in Maine.
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WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) had his amendment to identify and help cut unnecessary costs for Maine’s critical lobster industry unanimously pass the U.S. House of Representatives and added to a major fisheries bill. Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (ME-01) cosponsored the measure.
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) released the following statement regarding ND Paper’s investment into the Rumford Paper Mill:
WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (ME-01) and Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) successfully worked to kill an amendment to the Department of Defense Appropriations Act of 2018 that would have stripped $250 million from Bath Iron Work’s (BIW) DDG-51 destroyer program.
The Courtney Amendment failed 144-267 after the Maine lawmakers worked together petitioning their colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives to reject the measure.
MAINE — Tonight, U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King and Representatives Chellie Pingree and Bruce Poliquin released the following joint statement in response to China’s retaliatory tariffs on American Lobster:
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) announced $25 million has been awarded to go toward the Route 9 and I-395 Connector Project that will link the two major transportation arteries in Maine and open better access to Canadian markets and the Interstate highway system.
Congressman Poliquin spoke directly with U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao on Tuesday by phone about the grant’s approval.
PORTLAND, Maine – This morning, U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King and Representatives Chellie Pingree and Bruce Poliquin hosted a meeting between top U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) officials and members of the Maine Lobster Dealers’ Association (MLDA) to discuss the impact of federal trade policies on the state’s lobster industry.
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) helped pass a major Defense bill, the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which includes his amendment that will help ensure the longevity of more than 600 jobs in Aroostook County and important support for the shipbuilders and projects at Bath Iron Works (BIW).
WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) had his amendment included into the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), a major annual Defense bill, that will help ensure the longevity of more than 600 jobs in Aroostook County.
WASHINGTON – Two bills put forward by Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02), the Senior Safe Act and his bill to help Maine’s small businesses, were included in a bipartisan financial legislation package that passed the House today and is being sent to the President’s desk to be signed into law.
WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) released the following statement today after reports that President Donald Trump is considering taking action for the United States to reenter the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) international trade deal: